Studiocanal have released the first look teaser trailer from Idris ‘fingers in many pies’ Elba’s directorial debut Yardie.

Elba caused a little bit of a meltdown on the streets of London while filming took place Yardie after put out an open casting call on social media for extras causing Police to shut down the filming to send people home after overcrowding.

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Adapted from Victor Headley’s cult novel of the same name, YARDIE follows the story of a young Jamaican named ‘D’ (Aml Ameen) who, on arriving in early 1980s London, unexpectedly finds the young man who assassinated his revered brother back in Jamaica ten years before. His quest for justice explodes into a violent street war that could end up killing him and his loved ones.

The film stars Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham.

Yardie will be released in 2018

Yardie Official Synopsis

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby.

He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).

Idris Elba giving Aml Ameen direction on the set of Yardie